Ethics and Integrity – Insights Secure 2015, 30 December 2014

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 10) Recently, many rescued child labourers who were put in State Home for Boys, fled it by bribing the guard. They requested police not to send them back to ‘jail’. Critically examine the ethical issues involved in this incident. In your opinion, how should government deal with child …

9) It is said that the rise of social media and greater Internet access are behind a massive upsurge in illicit sales of drugs. Examine the possible health and security threats arising out of this trend. Also examine how it is being done.

Topic:  role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, 9) It is said that the rise of social media and greater Internet access are behind a massive upsurge in illicit sales of drugs. Examine the possible health and security threats arising out of this trend. Also examine how it is being done. (200 …

8) It is suggested that to make ‘Make in India’ program a success, India must focus on building competitive advantage and global scale in sectors where it has a large domestic market and certain inherent capabilities. Examine these capabilities and explain how India can make use of them to have a competitive advantage.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 8) It is suggested that to make ‘Make in India’ program a success, India must focus on building competitive advantage and global scale in sectors where it has a large domestic market and certain inherent capabilities. Examine these capabilities and explain …

7) In order to give push to ‘Make in India’ campaign, recently the government asked all government departments to give preference to domestically manufactured electronics products in their procurement. Is this a right step? Critically examine.

Topic:  indigenization of technology  7) In order to give push to ‘Make in India’ campaign, recently the government asked all government departments to give preference to domestically manufactured electronics products in their procurement. Is this a right step? Critically examine. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) The latest data from the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has shown that farmers remain poor despite government interventions. Critically examine its findings on farm incomes and suggest what should be government’s priority – boosting farm income or farm production? Explain why.

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 6) The latest data from the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has shown that farmers remain poor despite government interventions. Critically examine its findings on farm incomes and suggest what should be government’s priority – boosting farm income or farm production? Explain why. (200 Words) …

5) Examine the recent amendments made to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisi-tion, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 through an ordinance. Do you think these amendments are against social justice? Critically comment.

Topic: Land reforms in India; Infrastructure; Investment models 5) Examine the recent amendments made to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisi-tion, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 through an ordinance. Do you think these amendments are against social justice? Critically comment. (200 Words) Business Standard The Hindu The Hindu

4) “The quality of health services in urban and rural India, in both the public and private sectors, continues to be abysmal, as millions of patients travel to access health services elsewhere.” Critically comment

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) “The quality of health services in urban and rural India, in both the public and private sectors, continues to be abysmal, as millions of patients travel to access health services elsewhere.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

The Big Picture – Indian agricultural scenario: What has been the problem?

Summary: Indian agriculture has been a paradox for sometimes. While production is growing up and also exports are growing, there is also growing distrust among the farmers. Farmers are affected by varying weather conditions, droughts and floods. Soil fertility is another issue. Policies regarding agriculture and investments in it have also been a constant source …

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 29 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 29 December 2014   Tomorrow’s Topic for GS – 1: NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History – II, Chapter – 5 and Chapter – 6 Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You General Studies – 1 Topic: Themes in Indian History – I, Class …

Ethics and Integrity – Insights Secure – 2015, 28 December 2014

Topic:  ethics in private and public relationships General Studies – 4 11) You are preparing for the civil services exam. Your close friend and your room-mate who belongs to a minority religious community is in love with a girl belonging to majority community. The girl also belongs to ‘higher’ caste. Your friend’s parents, who are very …

10) “Leaving the current state of affairs to the outmoded colonial position of the CRPF Act makes it an unjust, arbitrary, unfair and discretionary process subject to bias and misuse.” In the light of accusations of mistreating CRPF forces, critically comment on the statement.

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate  10) “Leaving the current state of affairs to the outmoded colonial position of the CRPF Act makes it an unjust, arbitrary, unfair and discretionary process subject to bias and misuse.” In the light of accusations of mistreating CRPF forces, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) The …

9) Advance warning is as important as disaster preparedness for calamities of huge magnitude such as tsunami and cyclones. In this regard, critically examine India’s preparedness and emerging challenges on this front.

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management 9) Advance warning is as important as disaster preparedness for calamities of huge magnitude such as tsunami and cyclones. In this regard, critically examine India’s preparedness and emerging challenges on this front. (150 Words) The Hindu

7) Indian nuclear reactors have been running below the capacity due to the mismatch of power and supply demand of uranium. Analyse why and explain what India has done to address this issue.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy; Also – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 7) Indian nuclear reactors have been running below the capacity due to the mismatch of power and supply demand of uranium. Analyse why and explain what India has done to address this issue. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Institutions play critical role in growth and development process. In India, pre-liberalisation structures have not adequately adapted to new realities and requirements. Important post-liberalisation structures, meanwhile, clearly struggle to develop the capabilities needed to perform effectively in a rapidly evolving environment. Critically discuss issues related to these two sets of institutions and suggest what needs to be done.

Topic: Issues relating to growth and development; Also interconnected to first few topics in Paper – 2 6) Institutions play critical role in growth and development process. In India, pre-liberalisation structures have not adequately adapted to new realities and requirements. Important post-liberalisation structures, meanwhile, clearly struggle to develop the capabilities needed to perform effectively in a rapidly …